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Asian Economies: Getting Started



Starting Your Research

Here are some tips that will help get you started.


First things first, decide on a topic. Once decided, you will need to create a research question. Derive search terms using synonyms of that topic. Start using a general database [like the one below]. Try searching in a specific electronic journal. When you have questions, ask a librarian.

Business Monitor International and Euromonitor International provide reports and analysis on many economies, markets and industries in the world. These analysis are not free. However, you can access some of them through Business Source Premier through our library subscription.

For the reports and articles that our library does not own or have direct access to, you can try using Inter-library Loan Request, or just come talk to a librarian and ask for help in finding out how you can obtain a certain report. Also, you can register at these websites for free and read some limited contents such as executive summaries.

East Asia Forum provides up-to-date analyses on economic and political issues in Asia.

Some US government resources that might be useful: and

Creating Search Terms


The Economist RSS feed.

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